Lady Bucs sweep RCB at home, fall to host Lincoln

TENNERTON — The Buckhannon-Upshur softball team swept Robert C. Byrd at home on Tuesday before dropping a road decision to Lincoln on Wednesday.

The Lady Bucs took a 5-6 record into Thursday’s home encounter with sectional foe Morgantown.

They are now scheduled to host Elkins at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

B-U took Tuesday’s first game by a score of 6-2 and completed the sweep with a 10-0 decision in the nightcap.

Hanna McClung had a triple, double and scored three runs to lead the Lady Bucs in the opener.

They took a 3-0 lead in the first inning and added two runs in the second to build a 5-0 cushion.

Sydney Fletcher cracked a two-run single in the first inning and Alli Robinson added a run-producing single.

McKinley Gaudet’s two-run double plated Morgan Parsons and McClung in the second frame.

Kaitlyn Elliott, who also had a solo homer in the seventh, got the Eagles on the board with an RBI single in the fourth to cut the lead to 5-1.

B-U added an insurance run in the home-half of the fourth on Gaudet’s sacrifice fly.

Ciara Melton went all seven innings to earn the win. The freshman allowed two runs on four hits, fanning five and walking two.

Elliott was saddled with the loss, not retiring a batter in the first and giving up three runs on two hits.

The Lady Bucs erupted for seven runs in the third inning to end the second game early due to the mercy rule.

B-U plated three runs in the opening inning with Fletcher lining an RBI single and a pair of runs crossing in a passed ball.

Melton, Kayli Curry and Tori Smallridge had RBI singles in the third, while Brooklyn Bryant and Gaudet drew bases-loaded walks and Robinson ended the contest with an RBI double.

Gaudet went all three innings to earn the win, allowing no runs on just one hit, fanning five and walking two.

Desirae Jackson was saddled with the loss in 2 1/3 innings of work, surrendering 10 runs on nine hits and walking six.

In Wednesday’s contest, the Lady Bucs held a 2-0 lead after the first inning before Lincoln took charge by plating two runs in the second and six more in the third.

Robinson led B-U at the plate, going 3-for-3 with two RBIs.

Melton took the loss in 3 1/3 innings. She gave up 10 runs on 15 hits. Gaudet and Smallridge finished in relief.

Courtney Ramage went all five innings to earn the win. She allowed four runs on nine hits, striking out five and walking one.

Haivan Rogers knocked in four runs to lead the Cougars at the plate.

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